The Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) was formalised in 2012 to oversee and monitor the implementation of the Construction Sector Codes (CSC) of Good Practice across the South African construction industry. The council is empowered to represent the industry at government level.
It’s Technical Review Committee provides the industry with technical assistance, clarifying possible interpretations and applicability of items detailed in the Amended CSC (2017). The council also generates baseline report on the state of transformation and empowerment in the construction sector.
Construction Sector Codes
The CSC aligns to the objectives of the Construction Transformation Charter and in particular seeks to realise a substantial change in the racial and gender composition of the ownership, control and management within the sector.
The Codes promote the effective advancement of employment equity in the sector as well as adherence to the principles of non-racialism and non-sexism.
- In December 2020 the CSCC submitted a self-funding model proposal to its Line Ministry, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI). This model, that would rely solely on the payment of a prescribed levy for each verification certificate issued in the construction industry, is currently being pursued for implementation.
- Since 2020, in response to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, many of the signatories to the CSC, came together to provide support to, and leadership of the industry.
- Since 2019, following the departure of all CSCC staff and personnel, and in spite of the sector being in severe financial contraction, the volunteer members of the CSCC Council, EXCO and the Technical Review Committee (TRC) continue to attend sector meetings and respond to industry queries.
Background to the Construction Sector Codes
During the early 2000s, amidst public discourse over the National Development Plan, the need to include black participation in infrastructure development plans was flagged within the construction industry.
To ensure maximum empowerment and community benefit, the industry motivated the development of empowerment codes, specific to the unique requirements of the construction industry.
The CSCC has the mandate to provide clarity on the Amended Construction Sector Codes. Its Technical Review Committee provides the industry with technical assistance, clarifying possible interpretations and applicability of items detailed in the Amended CSC (2017).
The Technical Review Committee has also issued Practice notes for issue to the industry, which are available here.